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big problems. >> and crew spent the evening canvassing our region. >> this intense heat has compounded matters for folks who live in the d.c. area. especially for some residents who were displaced after a fire in alexandria and dozens of residents who had been without water all day and night here in weekend. the heat has proved most difficult for people who have to work outdoors. fire in virginia, water in maryland to extremes but hampered by an intense tank life. >> -- by an intense heat wave. >> of firefighters are fighting more than just smoke and flames tonight. 115 pounds of gear, they found refuge inside this cooling bus. >> that is there to protect them. >> others visibly drained using water not only to douse the building but to quickly replenish. >> we have to rotate crews because they are only good for 10 or 15 minutes. >> during this scorcher displaced residents is worried about his mother's help. >> we have not had a drink but we will drink some gatorade inside. >> across the beltway, thousands of gallons of water have brushed onto georgia avenue in wheaton. >> when it is ho
, state police, patrols or staffing at nursing and veterans homes. it affects roads, it's a big hassle for campers, they've got to leave state parks on this fourth of july weekend. >>> and the nba's collective bargaining agreement ran out. making it the second major sports organization to lead a lockout. the league said lost $300 million last season. so owners want to reduce players' salaries. the sides are so far apart on this that industry insiders say the entire 2011-2012 season is in jeopardy. i'll have more with "sports illustrated" later on in the show. >>> prosecutors in the casey anthony trial can call rebuttal witnesses after the defense rested without put herring on the stand. cnn has obtained home video of anthony as a young girl in 1991. here she is as a friend's birthday party. >> happy birthday, my name is casey. >> what do you think, casey, i didn't get you. >> happy birthday. happy birthday, my name's casey. >> the woman who claims she had an affair with casey's father was on the stand yesterday. here's what she says, george anthony, the father told her about caylee ant
. >>> and a big shake-up in the leadership of the d.c. council. council chairman kwame brown has reassigned committee chair appointments removing tommy wells as chairman of the transportation committee. the backlash has been strong with lots of phone calls and hundreds of e-mails coming in to support council member wells. we're told chairman kwame brown called wells to his office for an unusual meeting at 9:00 p.m. on monday. that's when wells got the news. he was out as head of public works and transportation and off the metro board. >> i was surprised and you know, that's part of where we are right now. >> political payback in your opinion or are you not willing to go that far? >> that's not what i'm focused on. >> council member wells will now take over the committee on parks and recreation. >>> turning to the economy, no deal yet but negotiators will meet again this afternoon despite the war of words heating up. the top senate republican is suggesting a way out. senate leader mitch mcconnell made the offer after speaker boehner and the president sou
minutes that window was big enough and right in time for the shuttle to take off today. >> chad, same kind of rules apply, weather standards for the landing that's coming in 12 days? >> a little bit even -- i would say a little bit more conditional on the rain factor because it's a bigger circle. right now all we had to do was shoot this thing straight up. when we land this thing it has to be very dry. you can't have showers around it. think of a dry day in florida in the summertime. you have to go up edwards, one time to white sands but you cannot fly the shuttle because it's screaming hot. thousands of degrees, you can't bly that through a rain shower. the criteria more tense, harder to get through to land this thing back here at kennedy, but they have a big time -- they're going to have a big-time party when this thing finally does come back here. >> chad myers, appreciate that breakdown. good to see you, as always. thanks to our john zarrella. eight minutes past the hour. >>> sound effect is the u.s. labor market sputtering to a virtual standstill. as you know by now, the economy added
from a year ago. jpmorgan chase will be the first of the big banks to report on thursday. results from top tech player google are also expected thursday. also this week, investors will eye fresh economic data, starting with may's trade deficit on tuesday. also tuesday, minutes from the federal reserve's june meeting. wednesday, fed chairman ben bernanke delivers his biannual testimony to congress. >>> retail sales and june's producer price index comes out thursday. and june's consumer price index is released friday. >>> elsewhere, precision cast parts says it has agreed to buy primus international for $900 million in cash. >>> reuters reports there's an emergency meeting in europe this morning over the debt crisis. they're now possibly spreading to italy. the region's third largest economy. friday italian stocks and bonds tumbled in a massive sell-off. >>> and finally, according to a new survey of college students and graduates, health insurance is the new love potion. 90% of surveyed students, and 93% of recent grads said knowing a potential partner has health insurance would make him
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people had a chance to swim with a really big shark in the waters off palm beach. a captain who owns a local dive company says it's only the fifth whale shark he's seen in 20 years. they're called whale sharks because of, well, the size. they only heat plankton and not people. thank goodness! >>> and, hey, there, everybody! welcome to this cnn saturday morning. take a look at what we're watching this morning. another royal wedding! yes. it's not just over in england. we're keeping an eye on royal weddings. this is a live picture happening right now. and who you're seeing right now, right there is prince albert of monaco. he's having a big ceremony right now, marrying his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. this is ceremony ii. the smaller one was yesterday. the big one is today and all of monaco is invited. we have got a shot of the bride, that i have seen this morning, and you know what, just in time, they switched over. and i'll let you see a picture of the bride as well. there she is, who is now her serene highness after a civil ceremony yesterday. but, again, tod
for that decision. the ball may be worth up to a quarter of a million dollars. >>> the big story, a lot of, a story getting a lot of buzz on social media. this could cost him anywhere between 5 and $13,000 to the irs. it's a gift worth value. just like on the price is right, whoever wins that showcase, or for that matter, if you win a toaster oven, conservationally speaking, you owe tax money on it. >> you pay it before you leave the building. >> that wouldn't be a bad thing. >> people are going "the guy did the right thing" and it's costing him. call frankenstein brenner. i'd call him up and say "i'm rescinding the offer, here's your tickets, no chance." every usher knows your face. still free to walk in. i did help him get around that if i owned the yankees. all our friends at the irs, the most efficient government agency. they don't waste any of your tax dollars. >> let's take a look at a graphic here. it is absolutely gorgeous. 66 degrees right now. this day's going to be sunny. 82 at lunch. on its way to a high of 85. very pleasant this evening. upper 60s now. ten degrees cooler. ronny's outsi
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crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary vo
against the former head of the imf. as randall pinkston reports, there are big questions surrounding the accuser as well. >> reporter: dominick strauss-kahn walked out of court an almost freeman. >> the defendant will be released on his own recognizance. the only restriction is the people will continue to hold his travel documents. >> reporter: the turn around came when prosecutors revealed the hotel maid lied about her whereabouts following the alleged attack. >> that investigation raised concerns about the complaining witness' credibility. >> reporter: prosecutors spelled out other inconsistencies about the accuser in a letter to strauss-kahn's defense attorney. they include lying to get into the united states from her native, guinea. her attorney insists the facts are not changed. >> the victim here made some mistakes. but that doesn't many she is not a rape victim. >> reporter: strauss-kahn's attorneys have insisted what happened in the hotel room was not a crime. his lawyers hope the multiple sex charges will be dropped. >> it is so important in this country that people, especia
, saturday. we'll be close sunday. big storms last night. dropped over an inch and a half of rain. another batch toward midnight. this morning, things have quieted down. there is a touch of fog in areas to the west of washington out toward orange and stanton and oakland and petersburg. 75 in leesburg this morning. 70 in tappahannock. in annapolis, going out to do the hot yoga by the city dock, 76 degrees. angie, over to you. >>> thank you so much, howard. hello, everybody. entering the 6:00 hour, we continue to keep on that yellow light. right now, we're following breaking news out of arlington, virginia. it looks like things are improving out there. let's take it out live. what we have here was a bad wreck that happened early this morning. a police officer was very hurt. north glebe road was closed at washington boulevard. what we're seeing through our cameras and our crew on the scene there that the lanes of northbound glebe, those are getting by, southbound still shut down. still if you're going the other way, you might want to consider using 16th to utah to fairfax to north glebe. our
and this one at foggy bottom is surrounded because it is being replaced. it is boarded up and there is a big sign that says it is part of this project. it has been like that for most of the year. metro's latest report card is not getting high marks. it is due out today. dozens of escalators are out throughout the system this morning. the escalator problem came to light last october when the brakes failed at l'enfant plaza during the jon stewart sanity rally sending dozens of riders tumbling to the bottom. in may, the number of escalators out of service was 103 out of nearly 600 escalators. today, it is around 80. >> i wish they would invest the money in getting the things done faster. >> many of the 82 are out of service because we're rebuilding them, not because they're broken. >> reporter: well, there are other issues in this report card including metro police officers complaining that their radio service is working. sometimes, sometimes not. it is so bad some officers refuse to go to some stations when they have no radio service. that could be a big, huge safety issue. also some rail car
on traffic. >> stop waking people up. they have a big day ahead of them. be quiet out there. brandywine road at floral park road, still dealing with a wreck. they have requested a tow truck to come out to the scene. as you travel 95 southbound, to the left your screen, after dumfries, we've got reports of an overturned vehicle in the median. done appear to be causing too much in the way of delays. 355 shut down near the white splint mall because of a building fire -- near the white flint mall because of a building fire. 66 heavy in manassas. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> we have some breaking news of a shooting in northern virginia this morning. we are told that fairfax county police shot and killed a suspect who was holding a gun. they ordered him to drop the gun but he refused. it happened on kendra way in centerville sometime after 1:00 this morning. we will have more details on that shooting later this hour. >>> in springfield, the search continues for a man police say murdered his elderly far, 75- year-old gary hanson was found shot to death in his home on tuesday. p
with big name brands like jeep. they say their business model isn't based solely on booking trips but more on hyper targeted ads. >> in the future, maybe as more people know the wander fly name, as more people trust it, maybe it will sort of lean a little more towards booking at that point. but right now, we are working more with brands and advertisers. >> reporter: in new york, i'm christina scotty. >>> 5:00 straight up right now. wouldn't that be some nice relief, a little water out there to cool you down although they might not like you jumping in the fountain this morning. you might want to. 86degrees on this friday morning. thank you for being with us nice and early. 5:00 a.m. right now. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. i just got back from outside so i can verify that it is extremely hot outside. >> yeah. nothing like starting the day at 5:00 in the morning at 86 degrees with a heat index of 90. it will be a tough day. you all know that at this point. good morning. let's jump right in and show you the forecast for today and what is happening r
been seen as the party of big spending in government. right now, voters are in a position where they want to see less spending. one gets down to specifics, they are more on the side of democrats. the paul ryan plan is very unpopular but the measures the democrats propose like increasing taxes on the wealthy and ending subsidies for corporations is very popular the democrats need to reach a credibility threshold on fiscal issues. they need to be willing to say that we need more government accountability. if they can agree to a down payment and get a boat on the record of cutting spending, it helps them reach that far. they want to move to a larger debate where the public is on their side about priorities and what is the next step. they want to from that republicans want to eliminate medicare for those under 55. they can cut some things that will affect the middle class since seniors but we want to end the subsidies for oil companies and the jets owners. if they can get bear rather than debate about cutting spending more or less, going into 2012, there will be a good position. hos
)s, other big costs. jake tapper and jon karl have been tracking it. >> reporter: last night after their prime time addresses to house speaker john boehner was overheard saying he didn't sign up to go mano a mano with the president after the president called for congress to compromise. the president spoke sternly to the american people last night blaming house republicans, especially freshmen, for holding up a debt deal. >> the only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner responded that the president wants to continue his rampant spending. >> the president often said we need a balanced approach, which in washington means, we spend more and you pay more. >> reporter: right now there are two competing bills, to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. a house one that likely cannot pass the senate and a senate one that cannot likely pass the house. both cut more than $1 trillion in spending and do not raise ta
. here's abc's chris bury. >> reporter: in minnesota state parks, the big holiday weekend is a big bust. campers looking forward to a getaway were told instead to get lost. >> well, it's ridiculous. >> it's sad. >> it should never get to that. >> reporter: the closed parks a casualty of the state's budget crisis. so many services arehut down. even industries like logging are grinding to a halt because those trees are on public property. in all, 25,000 state workers laid off.. at the capitol, now closed to the public, minnesota's democratic governor and republican leaders could not agree on fixing a $5 billion budget gap. >> i'm not getting an income now. i don't think any of them should think it necessary for them to have an income either until this is settled. >> reporter: minnesota is the first state to actually shut down much of its government. but many others from new jersey to california are also making painful cuts. at this state park near minneapolis, k ken johnson had planned to spend a week camping with her family. getting ejected left her fuming. >> i think the government need
travelout of white oak that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> big story this morning hearing on airport security on the hill. >> chair of a house subcommittee says commercial airports are vulnerable despite changes since 9/11. live at dulles international with details good morning. >> reporter: good morning disquieting news now that we are in the mid of the busy summer travel season indeed utah representative is saying this and he says it is cause for concern since november 2001,25,000 breaches of security have occurred at the nations airports now tsa is countering that saying that is just a tiny fraction of 5.5 billion people searched since 2001 however it is causing concern and he is holding this hearing today, now there are those who says the not a matter of changing security procedures but simply implementing smarter security. >> stop relying on technology, use the human brain, hire only qualified people train them well, let them understand the type of people are in their hands. >>> you may remember last week that was a frightening incident in newark new jersey when a stu
off the day with a big parade and festival. city leaders say even in these cash-strapped time it's important to promote community and choose to spend the $7500 needed to host the event. >> in order to stay together, we have to have events like this to bring us all together as one. >> we as a city struggle to become a city. we're a fairly young city and we know what it's like to survive and to struggle and try to improve the community. in some ways that is what the country is. >> east palo alto resident maria henry raised flags at the parade to show her support for the country and east palo alto. >>> the party continued with a firework display. ktvu's eric rasmussen in palo alto with highlights from the first fireworks show in that city's history. >> reporter: ken, it was the very first one. had he finished firing off the grand finale, maybe 10-15 minutes ago. maybe a few hundred people out here. they are starting to make their way out by now. maybe not a huge crowd, but city officials told me this was really a dry run as had he it try to make this an annual tradition. they led
with the preview of the day ahead on wall street. >> that's right. earnings season, of course, is rolling on. big numbers this week and we've got apple in focus today. the tech giant expected to hand in another blockbuster quarter. wall street is also waiting on some new economic data and the hope here is the reports are strong enough to get investor's minds off of the debt problems here at home. and in europe. checking the numbers on wall street, the dow standing at 12,385. plus another -- lost another 94 points in trading yesterday. nasdaq was down by 24 points. s&p 500 was off by 10. as the debate over the debt ceiling rages on, the house will vote for a plan backed by the tea party. it would let the government borrow another $2.4 trillion but only after big and immediate spending cuts and adoption by congress of a constitutional amendment that would require a balanced budget. the plan is doomed in the democratic-controlled senate after the bill stalls, senate leaders are likely to try to advance a bipartisan plan to give the president sweeping powers to order an increase in the borrowing cap.
goodness, anny, we have a big day coming up weatherwise. >> we have not declared a severe weather alert day yet. we'll look at the latest models and decide that probably before the noon show. for the rest of today, we're expecting mostly cloudy conditions and yeah, big storms are possible later today. here is a look at your day planner now. by 9:00, still mostly cloudy. chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. by 5:00, storms are likely. temperatures in the mid-80s. right now, 79, mild and muggy under mostly cloudy conditions. we do have a flood watch in effect. flash flooding possibility. that starts at noon this afternoon. goes through late tonight. that includes the entire d.c. metro area. the portion of the mid-atlantic in fact. here is a look at live doppler. fairly quiet out there. scattered light showers up to the north of us. we're under cloudy skies. much different picture late this afternoon. in fact, here is a look at the risk for severe weather. the areas we see here shaded in yellow. a good portion of the mid- atlantic. the main threat for today, damaging wind g
but only after a big budget cuts, a spending cap, and the adoption of a balanced budget amendment. president obama says that he will veto that bill. >>> the loudoun county board of supervisors today is expected to vote on a plan that could lower the costs of the dulles rail project. the proposal by the u.s. transportation secretary would require the airports authority to reverse its decision and support an above-ground station. it would also require loudoun and fairfax counties to assume millions of dollars in those costs. >>> 5:05 on this tuesday. the guardian angels are taking action. >> today they will be along the metropolitan branch trail beginning today. this comes after a robbery since may. the group will join stepped up police trails in that area. critics stepped up police patrols. the you see someone suspicious, keep your distance and then contact police. >>> 7 is on your side with confirmation of a new type of crash avoidance system to reduce low speed rear end crashes. the highway loss data institute released a new study that looked at 2010 volvo's outfitted with a cras
coming with afternoon thunderstorms. that big complex, that cluster is p droidropping south of pitt. pretty good lightning and rain coming from morgantown, west virginia. right now best chance is around noon or 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. today to get these thunderstorms. could get a little hail too. 79 in leesburg, loudoun county. 73 degrees in gaithersburg. st. mary's, maryland, 79 degrees. by 9:00 a.m. pushing into the mid to upper 80s. danella? >>> we have breaking news in silver spring, montgomery county. a serious crash between a police cruiser and another car. everyone involved is expected to be okay. a large stretch of colesville road is closed right now as police conduct an investigation. news 4's megan mcgrath is live on the scene with the latest. >> reporter: colesville road a major commuter route closed in both directions. it could be another hour or two before it reopens. all because of a crash that opened early this morning. that crash involving a montgomery county police cruiser and another sedan. you can see where the cars ended up. the police cruiser very, very banged up in t
they will. and then have the big championship. it's great soccer. >> we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it's wednesday morning. it's jewel 13 -- it's july 13, 2001. good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >>> i'm sarah simmons. before we get to weather, we have breaking news we've been following all morning long. some good news. the beltway is back open now. >> it had been shut down in the tysons corner area after power lines were knocked down across the highway. stacey cohan at the scene with the very latest. some good news. >> reporter: it's nice to have good news to report upon, especially involving traffic which we don't have often or in this area. as you can see behind me some cars are able to move through this part of the beltway. it was just within the last ten minutes that it reopened. we do have video from earlier this morning what was causing the problem. around 1:30 a.m. a contractor that was working on construction out here in the tysons corner area encountered some
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and the big question, today, of course, who will be the redskins' starting quarterback? we will talk about that at 6:30. mike i know you hate the does pence, but that's why they call it a tease. >> i don't think it's a question that will be easily answered. thank you, kristin. >>> if you would like to check out training camp, you to wait until saturday. open practices every day july 0 july 0th to august 10th except for sundays. practice will begin at 8:30. however you need to go to redskins.com to print out a free invitation to the camp to get in. again, it's free, but you have to print this out. circle august 6th on the calendar as well. burgundy and gold will have fan appreciation day that day. >>> today vincent gray will announce the expansion of the city's pay by phone program, allowing you to pay for meters with your cell phone or through an app on your smart phone. hopefully you will be able to avoid parking tickets. if you have old ones, the city will offer an amnesty program. starting monday any ticket issued before 2010 can be paid without any of the additional tickets. they will
that would have included up to a trillion dollars in new revenue. it seems like the republicans talk a big game about solving the nation's problem. but they are really only interested in one thing, that's winning back the white house. mitch mcconnell said this on fox news. >> the most important thing we want to achieve is for president obama to be a one-term president. >> that is true. that's my single most important political goal along with every active republican in the country. >> joining me now, is the independent senator from vermont, senator bernie sanders. senator, thank you for being here tonight. how do you explain the republicans unwillingness to compromise to get the big deal that they said they wanted, to put everything on the table. the president said fine now they back down. >> what they said is they would like everything on the table. so long as it means cuts to social security, medicare, medicaid, the needs of our children, and the environment. all of that is on the table. but if you asked billion airs it start paying a little bit more in taxes or if you do away with loop
event. make sure you bring water and make sure you take care of yourself. and we're expecting a big crowd for all the happenings. >> at the left, march! >> reporter: it's like stepping back in time. men on horseback, some in proper military uniform, others in the casual dress of the citizen soldier. >> this was a handmade frock coat. it's a little unusual, because it has wooden buttons. >> reporter: 10,000 reenactors are bringing the battle of bull run to life this weekend. among them, steven dunn. >> i said i'm commanding the confederate cavalry contingent here at the living history event. and we'll be drilling, we'll be doing the best we can to portray soldiers. >> reporter: it's the 150th anniversary of bull run. also called the first battle of manassas. the bloody clash was really the first major battle of the civil war. >> the first land battle ever fought in the civil war, and the fact that brother fought against brother and the fact that, you know, they put guns to each other and said, you know, even though you're my neighbor, you're wearing the wrong color. so there is a hug
the crunch day is actually august 3rd, that's the day when the government has a big $23 billion social security payment and it has between $10 billion and $12 billion in tax revenue coming in. i think the really big issue for the treasury is going to be how it distinguishes between, if you will, paying back the money it already owes, paying back the government bond holders, and paying its ongoing running costs, things like social security, medicare, medicaid, military salaries and so forth, and i think the betting is that the government will put, will give a priority to paying the bills it already owes, to paying the bond holders, simply because if you don't do that, you go into massive default, and the whole global financial system i think really starts getting shaky, but not paying some of the big government commitments within the united states, that's going to get painful pretty fast. >> not paying the social securitys, the medicares, the medicaids of the world or even our defense budget that's as big of an issue for many in many mind as defaulting on our debt which would be a nonpa
who heard the strong storms rolling through arlington county. >> we heard a big bang, boom. >> part of the tree fell on this bmw crushing its windshield on south capital and k street southwest d.c. up and down north gleam road in arlington, huge trees such as this 60-year-old red oak toppled over bringing down power lines because of the high winds. >> trees over here were blowing side to side. and it was just kind of insane. >> caution tape lined the street. power lines and branches litter people's yards. >> scare you? >> no, just we were happy to have the power back and went out again. >> could be a problem come 2:00 this afternoon? >> could be. have to go somewhere else. >> somehow they will manage this fourth of july. >> our daughter has power and she lives up at lee heights. hopefully they have it there. >> in whole place is a mess. my dad was actually surveying the land and he said look at the battle zone. it's like a bomb went off. >> clean up continues on this holiday despite blocked roads and debris everywhere, arlington county officials say the scheduled parades are expecte
'll keep a close eye on baby jamichael, a big kid. that's it for me on "wake-up call." "american morning" begins right now. >> good morning to you. i'm kiran chetry. a lot going on. let's get you caught up. the end of the line for the "news of the world." the british tabloid shutting down after sunday's edition after new reports that the paper reportedly tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. >>> a deal to raise america's debt ceiling still out of reach. talks continue today with the president warning we have ten days left to get an agreement or risk default on this "american morning." >>> and good monday morning to you. start of another week here on "american morning." it is july 11th. nice to see you back. >> great to see you. >> the shuttle went off on the first try. >> i couldn't believe it. we were all thinking the weather was horrible but it went off. can't get the three of us together a whole lot. christine is off. >> summer vacation. >> no deal on raising the debt ceiling. last night talks at the white house fizzled out. president obama making it clear with 23 days to go befor
very much. now to our top story. the search is on for a big fix. a critical meeting at the white house this morning could defuse the debt crews. >> appears both sides may be giving, with the president reportedly willing to put social security on the table. good morning, doug. >> reporter: good morning. it's not clear how they'll get there, but democrats and republicans are looking for a grand bargain. pennsylvania avenue isn't exactly the vegas strip. they might as well have tables and dealers set up there today, because the stakes have never been higher. president obama and his twitter town hall meeting yesterday said the situation is dire if congress doesn't agree to let him borrow and spend more money. >> interest rates could go up and it could cause a whole new spiral into a second recession or worse. >> reporter: the president may continue to back something in the neighborhood of $4 trillion in deficit cuts or for 12 years in exchange for more borrowing now. though the math gets a little fuzzy. his ideas will include, according to the "washington post," big cuts in medicare and so
a big police and fire rescue presence out there. we're being told obviously they're taking away lanes as needed. asking drivers to avoid this part of u street near 13th. no telling how long they plan to be out there. let's move it over to our maps and show you how other parts of the region are shaping up. we begin in virginia and take a look at 66. eastbound travel is moving smoothly. we are seeing a little bit of that volume around 234. over to the maps again and this time, we'll shift our focus to 95. for those of you making the northbound trip, looking good at it, continuing on to fairfax all the way up to the mixing bowl on to 395 heading northbound. on the outer loop, travel times in maryland from 95 to 27 0, still in the green look at about 10 minutes from 95 to 270. southbound 95, no problems to report at this time to the capital beltway. d.c. 295, unlike yesterday morning at this time, we're moving to the 11th street bridge. still ahead, the very latest on the fire activity on u street. i'll have that coming up. mike, around 6:10. over to you. >>> we'll see you then. as of rig
night to the people who had lost it. now the big operation is to try to get things ready as quickly as possible on georgia avenue. that looks to be about 180 feet of pavement they'll have to get out of the way. then back fill properly and then pave. >> we're hopeful that it will be ready by this evening. >> we've noticed folks speeding through this area. what would you like to tell drivers coming on georgia avenue northbound? >> well, slow down. take it easy. we don't want you to be gawkers but we want you to slow down and respect the work our crews are doing on the other side. the last thing you need here is an accident in a work zone and just take it easy. >> thank you a.j. hudson with wssc. they'll be here for awhile. they're hoping by rush hour this evening. angie? >> thank you, surae reporting live from wheaton, maryland. what we're looking at now is the detour. the way to get around it. volume is still pretty light out here on randolph road. that's the way you're going to want to go. take randolph over to connecticut. that will take you to veirs mill road where you'll be able
. >>> it will be a big day in the casey anthony murder trial. closing arguments in that murder trial is just a few hours away. court is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. casey anthony, as you know, accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee yesterday. there was a vigil for caylee near the spot where her body was found. the case expected to go to the jury after closing arguments. this all began in late may. casey anthony facing seven charges, including capital murder. that means she could face the death penalty if she's found guilty. the defense and prosecution both wrapped up their cases last week. casey anthony decided not to testify in her own defense. more on that throughout the morning. >>> also, a jailhouse phone call is raising more questions about the accuser in the dominique strauss-kahn sexual assault case. the former chief of the international monetary fund was released from house arrest on friday. mr. strauss-kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid and last week prosecutors said the accuser's story raised credibility questions. cnn national correspondent susan
by the congressional budget office. and when it comes to reid's plan, it was off by $500 billion the big difference was that it did deliver on 2 is $.2 trillion in sages over a span of 10 years and -- and they argued that each other's plan had no chance of passing and they claimed theirs is the only proposal to end up ending crisis. >> economists, market analysts and agencies said the world economy can't bear this kind of uncertainty any longer. and they set a short-term as long as of an umpending default that results in the loss of our aaa rating that kept interest rates low in this country and saved consumers money for more than 70 years. >> if i could get more, i would get more and at this hour n my opinion, there is no ability to get more and the plan on the table is the best opportunity we have to hold the president's feet to the fire. >> and the plan would lift the debt ceiling until early next year. senator reid said his plan would not only cut government spending like speaker baehner's but lift it until the end of 2012 fick. and the president -- 2012. the president would not sign a short-te
on goldman sachs helps us to forget there's a number of institutions equally culpable that are too big and intertwined and too dangerous frankly for the public good, and we are not addressing those, nor by the way, even doing digging into what has gone on or what they were involved with because there is a favor ploy. >> thank you. >> he's not defending them. >> exactly, exactly. >> just so you know that. >> to what effect, if any, did repealing class have on the crisis? >> [laughter] >> just a tiny little bit. [laughter] well, glass stegel was the depression era law that served us well for 66 years i think it was. of course, they were, the big financial institutions chipping away at it for years and finally succeeded with the help of robert ruben to annihilate it all together in 1999, and there's a picture in the book of the signing of grahm-leech-briley and everybody is smiling and laughing and greenspan is there clapping, and it's all a big love fest, and it really was the beginning of the end. 23 -- if you look, there's a wonderful picture of roosevelt signing this into law and nobo
. my mother and i'll live in carrollton georgia. we pack up to come to washington on this big train trip. as you can imagine, a big chip for us. my mother's mother was going as well. we are getting ready and coming down the big kill. pretty steep, not very long. my grandmother trips and broke her arm. broken leg. her leg. broker leg. my sister had to get someone to push around the entire time. luckily there was no problem with that. grandmother got on the train. the whole way here. we kept our family vacation intact. what i remember, and the reason i'm telling the story, if you can imagine a girl from carrollton georgia riding the train up, going into the dining car in the morning, sitting around what appear to be a very elegant table at that time in a little flour and looking out of the window and seeing, as you cross the bridge, the potomac, the washington monument. the feeling that i had knowing that i just entered our nation's capitol. later i learned, as i'm sure many of you know, that on the top of the washington monument is the capstone. on the capstone on each side it says p
.5 trillion does not make any of the big issues go away. sooner or later republicans are going to have to swallow some revenue increases. host: what is the purpose of today's news conference from the president? caller: the purpose for the president is to set a delicate balance. on the one hand he wants to claim the political high ground, i assume, saying that he tried and pushed for historic bipartisan achievement. unfortunately, we will like it there. the reason is that republicans will not sign on to a bold, $1 trillion tax overhaul. so, he wants to show the voters that he is the big negotiator. everything that he said the revlon in 2008. but he does not want to poison the well to make these negotiations for the rest of the week. >> what is the main message coming from republicans going into this meeting? >> it would seem that their main message is probably going to stay the same period that we are for a big deal, but not a big tax increase. or any tax increase. once again they will be challenged to expand on this sharp rhetorical edge. id is a distinction without much of a differenc
and angry ever since they heard the verdict. >> lilia, thank you. we want to get to the big questions of what is next for casey anthony. we want to bring in our legal team. i'm joined by veteran criminal trial lawyer, ricky, and wendy murphy, former prosecutor. i know we have a lot to talk about. wendy, what is your reaction, the initial reaction to what the judge was able to do? because according to everyone that i have talked to, he threw the book at her, at least the book that he was given to the jury. >> it was a paper back but a book nonetheless. he gave her the max. no question. why he chose to do that, my sense is, although judges may never admit this, when there is a mob outside and they are angry and they believe something happened to this child, even though she's acquitted, when the public feels like the justice system failed, the judge will do what needs to be done to keep things calm. let's say judge perry is right, that she will have at most one more month behind the bars, or at least a few weeks, it allows this noise to calm down. >> do you agree with ricky, that it allo
of the crime. >> first it sounded like a big firecracker, one shot. and then i heard a lot of them. i rolled down and hit the floor. >> she says she's lived on this block in columbia heights for 40 years and nothing like this has ever happened before. >> i woke my daughter up. she said, mom, what's going on? i said get on the floor. >> witnesses say they heard several gunshots maybe eight or nine. many assumed they were fireworks left over from july 4th. >> there's constantly people hanging out in the streets but no one dangerous, you know, we ever thought. >> when residents learned two men had been shot dead on their street, another sent to the hospital in critical condition, they were shocked. >> i'm glad it's not me. that's all i got to say. >> that's awful, though. i hope that the one in critical condition survives. >> there are several surveillance cameras in the area, including some at this corner gas station and a nearby camera with a microphone. police are examining the footage for clues. >> this is an active area of the community and there are a lot
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